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brm_409027 - TRAJANUS Denier

TRAJANUS Denier AU
150.00 €(Approx. 166.50$ | 136.50£)
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Type : Denier
Date: 116
Mint name / Town : Roma
Metal : silver
Millesimal fineness : 900 ‰
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 3,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 2e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Beau portrait de Trajan. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Boule du 16 octobre 2015, n° 307

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC [PARTHICO].
Obverse description : Buste lauré et drapé de Trajan à droite, vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*21).
Obverse translation : "Imperatori Cæsari Nervæ Traiano Optimo Augusti Germanico Dacico Parthico", (À l'empereur césar Nerva Trajan, le meilleur, germanique, dacique, parthique).

Reverse


Reverse legend : P M TR P - C-OS VI P P S P Q R.
Reverse description : Felicitas (la Félicité) debout à gauche, tenant un caducée de la main droite et une corne d'abondance de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : "Pontifico Maximo Tribuniciæ Potestate Consule Sexto Patri Patriæ Senatus Populus Que Romanus", (Grand pontife, revêtu de la puissance tribunitienne, consul pour la sixième fois, père de la patrie, au nom du Sénat et du Peuple romain).

Commentary


Semble plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


TRAJAN

(27/10/97-8/08/117) Marcus Ulpius Traianus

August (25/01/98-8/08/117)

Trajan was born September 18, 53 at Italica, near Seville in Spain, as his pupil Hadrian. It belongs to a family of settlers who settled in Spain. After a distinguished military career as the Flavians, he is consul in 91 and legate of Germania Superior when it was adopted by Nerva in 97 to succeed him. After the latter's death, he became august. His reign will be spent in numerous military campaigns against the Germans on the Rhine limes, which earned him the title of Germanicus and two Dacian wars against Decebalus ending with the annexation of Dacia. Trajan preparing a campaign against the Parthians, turbulent and powerful neighbors to the east. He left Rome for the East, established his headquarters at Antioch before invading the Parthian kingdom. He will go to Ctesiphon (Seleucia on the Tigris). At his death, August 8 117, the empire was at its peak and its greatest territorial extension.

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